Period
to 19 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 19 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England > London
6 months to
19 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 45 17 18
Rank change year-on-year -28 +1 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2,542 3,462 6,160
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 6.49% 10.15% 10.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 21.07% 36.13% 37.09%
Number of salaries quoted 2,117 2,875 5,433
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £81,250 £83,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £97,700 £101,250 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 12,064 9,581 16,607
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 30.82% 28.08% 28.86%
Number of salaries quoted 7,867 7,812 13,934
10th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £38,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £102,500 £103,750 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in London

SQL Server
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in London.

Salary trend for SQL Server in London

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in London over the 6 months to 19 June 2021.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in London

SQL Server
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the London region over the 6 months to 19 June 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London +3 539 £65,000 - 213
West London -5 136 £60,000 +14.29% 39
South London -14 92 £52,500 +10.53% 18
East London -12 21 £45,000 -9.95% 35
North London -8 7 £55,000 +37.50% 4
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 2021, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the London region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 1,399 (55.04%) SQL
2 1,216 (47.84%) C#
3 1,172 (46.11%) .NET
4 1,110 (43.67%) Azure
5 982 (38.63%) Agile Software Development
6 861 (33.87%) Microsoft
7 791 (31.12%) Finance
8 685 (26.95%) JavaScript
9 549 (21.60%) AWS
10 547 (21.52%) DevOps
11 497 (19.55%) Business Intelligence
12 483 (19.00%) Microservices
13 467 (18.37%) .NET Core
14 449 (17.66%) CSS
15 439 (17.27%) Social Skills
16 424 (16.68%) Software Engineering
17 423 (16.64%) Python
17 423 (16.64%) Power Platform
18 420 (16.52%) Windows
19 405 (15.93%) AngularJS
20 401 (15.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 400 (15.74%) HTML
22 395 (15.54%) Oracle
22 395 (15.54%) MVC
22 395 (15.54%) Power BI
23 394 (15.50%) T-SQL
23 394 (15.50%) Degree
24 390 (15.34%) Web Services
25 371 (14.59%) ASP.NET
26 368 (14.48%) Data Warehouse

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 211 (8.30%) SharePoint
2 149 (5.86%) IIS
3 65 (2.56%) Apache
4 63 (2.48%) Confluence
5 48 (1.89%) CMS
6 36 (1.42%) Apache Spark
7 33 (1.30%) Tomcat
8 28 (1.10%) nginx
9 26 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
10 23 (0.90%) MS Exchange
11 21 (0.83%) SAS
12 20 (0.79%) EPiServer
12 20 (0.79%) Umbraco
13 17 (0.67%) Apache Airflow
14 16 (0.63%) WebLogic
15 13 (0.51%) ejabberd
16 11 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 9 (0.35%) Red Hat Fuse
18 8 (0.31%) JBoss
18 8 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 116 (4.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 78 (3.07%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.24%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.12%) SPSS
6 2 (0.079%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.079%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.039%) Figma
7 1 (0.039%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.039%) Mingle
7 1 (0.039%) Stata
Business Applications
1 129 (5.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.55%) Elite 3E
4 12 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 12 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
5 11 (0.43%) MetaTrader
6 7 (0.28%) Magento
6 7 (0.28%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.20%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 5 (0.20%) SAP Business One
8 3 (0.12%) Exchequer
8 3 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.12%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.079%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.079%) FastStats
9 2 (0.079%) Infor M3
9 2 (0.079%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.079%) Northgate Housing
9 2 (0.079%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.079%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 1,110 (43.67%) Azure
2 549 (21.60%) AWS
3 423 (16.64%) Power Platform
4 248 (9.76%) Serverless
5 197 (7.75%) SaaS
6 185 (7.28%) GCP
7 158 (6.22%) Microsoft 365
8 150 (5.90%) PaaS
9 140 (5.51%) Azure Data Factory
10 120 (4.72%) Azure Active Directory
11 113 (4.45%) AWS Lambda
12 110 (4.33%) Amazon EC2
13 103 (4.05%) Azure Service Bus
14 78 (3.07%) Amazon ECS
14 78 (3.07%) Azure Storage
15 72 (2.83%) Dynamics 365
15 72 (2.83%) GitHub
16 71 (2.79%) Azure Functions
17 64 (2.52%) IaaS
18 63 (2.48%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 59 (2.32%) Firewall
2 52 (2.05%) VPN
3 44 (1.73%) TCP/IP
4 42 (1.65%) DNS
5 41 (1.61%) Internet
6 39 (1.53%) HTTP
7 31 (1.22%) LAN
8 30 (1.18%) DHCP
9 25 (0.98%) SAN
10 24 (0.94%) FTP
11 22 (0.87%) SNMP
12 20 (0.79%) BGP
13 18 (0.71%) Diameter Protocol
13 18 (0.71%) VoIP
14 15 (0.59%) Intranet
15 14 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
16 13 (0.51%) Asterisk PBX
16 13 (0.51%) Network Security
16 13 (0.51%) PBX
16 13 (0.51%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 401 (15.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 395 (15.54%) Power BI
3 368 (14.48%) Data Warehouse
4 363 (14.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 329 (12.94%) Relational Database
6 318 (12.51%) PostgreSQL
7 304 (11.96%) MySQL
8 255 (10.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 251 (9.87%) NoSQL
10 173 (6.81%) Tableau
11 159 (6.25%) MongoDB
12 148 (5.82%) Azure SQL Database
13 147 (5.78%) RDBMS
14 134 (5.27%) SQL Server 2012
15 102 (4.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 101 (3.97%) Amazon Aurora
17 98 (3.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 97 (3.82%) Data Lake
19 87 (3.42%) Big Data
20 74 (2.91%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 301 (11.84%) Git (software)
2 185 (7.28%) Visual Studio
3 166 (6.53%) JIRA
4 155 (6.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 129 (5.07%) Jenkins
6 115 (4.52%) TeamCity
7 98 (3.86%) Octopus Deploy
8 86 (3.38%) Visual Studio Team System
9 73 (2.87%) NUnit
10 65 (2.56%) Selenium
11 46 (1.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 46 (1.81%) webpack
12 45 (1.77%) SpecFlow
13 42 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 40 (1.57%) Moq
15 39 (1.53%) MSI
15 39 (1.53%) WiX
16 30 (1.18%) Postman
17 29 (1.14%) Bitbucket
18 28 (1.10%) GitLab
General
1 791 (31.12%) Finance
2 439 (17.27%) Social Skills
3 287 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
4 179 (7.04%) Banking
5 118 (4.64%) Retail
6 114 (4.48%) Marketing
7 79 (3.11%) Front Office
8 71 (2.79%) Games
9 54 (2.12%) Advertising
10 49 (1.93%) Back Office
11 47 (1.85%) Law
12 46 (1.81%) Public Sector
13 44 (1.73%) Presentation Skills
14 41 (1.61%) Organisational Skills
15 38 (1.49%) Legal
16 27 (1.06%) Influencing Skills
17 25 (0.98%) Manufacturing
18 24 (0.94%) Telecoms
19 22 (0.87%) Financial Institution
19 22 (0.87%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,261 (49.61%) Developer
2 439 (17.27%) .NET Developer
3 325 (12.79%) C# Developer
4 288 (11.33%) Senior Developer
5 280 (11.01%) Analyst
6 237 (9.32%) Software Engineer
7 186 (7.32%) C# .NET Developer
8 164 (6.45%) Full Stack Developer
9 157 (6.18%) SQL Developer
10 122 (4.80%) Architect
11 119 (4.68%) Data Engineer
12 118 (4.64%) Applications Support
13 104 (4.09%) AWS Engineer
14 103 (4.05%) Data Analyst
15 99 (3.89%) Senior .NET Developer
16 98 (3.86%) Azure Developer
17 95 (3.74%) Senior C# Developer
18 93 (3.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 91 (3.58%) Software Developer
20 90 (3.54%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,172 (46.11%) .NET
2 467 (18.37%) .NET Core
3 449 (17.66%) CSS
4 405 (15.93%) AngularJS
5 400 (15.74%) HTML
6 390 (15.34%) Web Services
7 371 (14.59%) ASP.NET
8 367 (14.44%) React
9 336 (13.22%) .NET Framework
10 335 (13.18%) REST
11 311 (12.23%) ASP.NET Web API
12 241 (9.48%) jQuery
13 206 (8.10%) Entity Framework
14 161 (6.33%) XML
15 157 (6.18%) ASP.NET MVC
16 154 (6.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 139 (5.47%) Node.js
18 123 (4.84%) Vue.js
19 117 (4.60%) JSON
20 104 (4.09%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 130 (5.11%) User Experience
2 126 (4.96%) Self-Motivation
3 123 (4.84%) Hedge funds
4 118 (4.64%) Greenfield Project
5 73 (2.87%) Pricing Data
6 72 (2.83%) N-Tier
7 71 (2.79%) Management Information System
8 67 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
9 61 (2.40%) Reinsurance
10 60 (2.36%) Data Centre
11 50 (1.97%) Clustering
12 42 (1.65%) Equities
13 41 (1.61%) Client/Server
14 38 (1.49%) Web 2.0
15 36 (1.42%) Fixed Income
16 35 (1.38%) Algorithms
17 33 (1.30%) Data Structures
17 33 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
17 33 (1.30%) Replication
18 30 (1.18%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 420 (16.52%) Windows
2 222 (8.73%) Linux
3 188 (7.40%) Windows Server
4 97 (3.82%) Unix
5 50 (1.97%) Windows 10
6 43 (1.69%) Windows Server 2016
7 40 (1.57%) CentOS
8 32 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (0.71%) Debian
11 16 (0.63%) Windows 7
12 15 (0.59%) Android
13 14 (0.55%) Windows Server 2019
14 13 (0.51%) Solaris
14 13 (0.51%) Ubuntu
15 12 (0.47%) Apple iOS
16 9 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
17 6 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 3 (0.12%) AIX
18 3 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 982 (38.63%) Agile Software Development
2 547 (21.52%) DevOps
3 497 (19.55%) Business Intelligence
4 483 (19.00%) Microservices
5 424 (16.68%) Software Engineering
6 395 (15.54%) MVC
7 349 (13.73%) TDD
8 308 (12.12%) Analytics
9 301 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
10 297 (11.68%) ETL
11 276 (10.86%) Test Automation
12 269 (10.58%) OO
13 257 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
14 251 (9.87%) Computer Science
15 249 (9.80%) Scrum
16 228 (8.97%) Visualisation
17 204 (8.03%) Mentoring
18 177 (6.96%) Data Management
19 172 (6.77%) Migration
20 171 (6.73%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1,399 (55.04%) SQL
2 1,216 (47.84%) C#
3 685 (26.95%) JavaScript
4 423 (16.64%) Python
5 394 (15.50%) T-SQL
6 300 (11.80%) PowerShell
7 284 (11.17%) Java
8 162 (6.37%) TypeScript
9 76 (2.99%) Bash Shell
10 60 (2.36%) Perl
10 60 (2.36%) PHP
11 56 (2.20%) C++
12 49 (1.93%) VB.NET
13 48 (1.89%) VBA
14 46 (1.81%) VB
15 43 (1.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 42 (1.65%) R
17 41 (1.61%) C
18 38 (1.49%) ES6
19 37 (1.46%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 394 (15.50%) Degree
2 146 (5.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 46 (1.81%) Security Cleared
4 39 (1.53%) SC Cleared
5 36 (1.42%) Master's Degree
6 22 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
8 8 (0.31%) MCSE
9 7 (0.28%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.28%) PhD
10 6 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.24%) MCSA
11 5 (0.20%) CCNA
11 5 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.20%) MCP
11 5 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.16%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.12%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (6.14%) QA
2 93 (3.66%) Data Quality
3 47 (1.85%) Accessibility
3 47 (1.85%) GDPR
4 25 (0.98%) GRC
5 11 (0.43%) SLA
6 10 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.35%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.20%) PMO
9 3 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.079%) AIFMD
11 1 (0.039%) EMIR
11 1 (0.039%) WCAG
System Software
1 280 (11.01%) Docker
2 159 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 88 (3.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (1.10%) vSphere
5 25 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
6 20 (0.79%) KVM
7 18 (0.71%) iptables
7 18 (0.71%) QEMU
8 15 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
9 14 (0.55%) Hyper-V
10 13 (0.51%) Kamailio
10 13 (0.51%) Postfix
11 12 (0.47%) XenDesktop
12 9 (0.35%) HDFS
13 8 (0.31%) XenApp
14 7 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
14 7 (0.28%) VMware Server
15 6 (0.24%) Ceph
16 4 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
17 3 (0.12%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 208 (8.18%) Kubernetes
2 138 (5.43%) Terraform
3 91 (3.58%) Opscode Chef
4 76 (2.99%) Ansible
5 54 (2.12%) Puppet
6 45 (1.77%) SCCM
7 38 (1.49%) Grafana
8 26 (1.02%) HAProxy
8 26 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
9 24 (0.94%) Galera Cluster
10 23 (0.90%) Oracle RMAN
11 19 (0.75%) ZABBIX
12 17 (0.67%) Opsgenie
13 16 (0.63%) Graphite
13 16 (0.63%) Graylog
14 15 (0.59%) Prometheus
15 11 (0.43%) AirWatch
16 10 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
16 10 (0.39%) SCOM
17 9 (0.35%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 861 (33.87%) Microsoft
2 395 (15.54%) Oracle
3 136 (5.35%) Google
4 118 (4.64%) VMware
5 97 (3.82%) Sybase
6 90 (3.54%) Databricks
7 68 (2.68%) Nintex
8 59 (2.32%) Salesforce.com
9 54 (2.12%) Cisco
10 41 (1.61%) Informatica
11 34 (1.34%) Citrix
12 33 (1.30%) HP
13 28 (1.10%) Atlassian
14 27 (1.06%) Charles River
15 26 (1.02%) Percona
15 26 (1.02%) SAP
16 25 (0.98%) Bloomberg
17 24 (0.94%) Fidessa
17 24 (0.94%) Intapp
18 23 (0.90%) Alteryx